Mark your calendars: EIBC’s 1st DC “Fly-In” set for December 11-12, 2012
EIBC will be participating in a D.C. “fly-in” on December 11-12 with a number of other Advanced Energy Economy state partner organizations. Join EIBC members and senior level executives in the advanced energy sector from across the country for two days of developing and strengthening relationships in the nation’s Capital and weighing in on the hot energy topics of 2012 and beyond.
Possible issues include: energy policy, the fate of the production tax credit, comprehensive tax reform and a number of issues relating to the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
We’ll be sending out additional information as details are confirmed, but please let us know if you are interested in attending by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. – noon, the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association and Wyandotte Municipal Services invite you to visit the nation’s first geothermal utility in Wyandotte. Pamela Tierney, energy systems program manager, will explain how Wyandotte is adding geothermal to the utility’s energy efficiency and renewable energy services. Following the briefing there will be a visit to a drilling site. More information is available at http://www.glrea.org/.
The Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Development Conference takes place Oct. 21-23 in East Lansing. The Michigan State University Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and the Greater Lansing Chapter of the United Nations Association are teaming up to highlight the linkage between sustainable energy and economic development, locally and internationally. Registration closes today, Oct. 16. More information is available online.
Member Spotlight – Mechanical Energy Systems, The Solar Specialist
- Website: http://www.mes1.com/
- About: Donna and Joe Napolitano started Mechanical Energy Systems in 1985 with the goal of bringing renewable energy to homeowners, businesses and the general public. What started as a small operation in their den has grown into a full service company that provides audits, design and installation services for home and business owners who want to reduce their electric bills and their carbon footprint.
The Solar Specialist is a division of Mechanical Energy Systems focused on the design and installation of solar systems. The company has a unique approach that includes a full line of solar technologies including solar electric, solar water heating, solar space heating, solar pool heating and solar lighting.
The company’s 2,100 square foot headquarters in Canton utilizes renewable energy and includes a solar electric system, solar lighting and two kinds of solar space heating. The facility also serves as a solar demonstration center.
- Location: Canton, MI
- Employees: 12
- Why Michigan?
“With energy costs rapidly escalating, it makes sense for all of us to conserve energy and use renewable energy options,” said Donna Napolitano, co-founder of Mechanical Energy Systems. “As lifelong residents of Michigan, we got into the solar business to help consumers in our state and beyond cut down on energy use and become more self-sufficient.”